Amethyst on Calcite
Piedra Parada, Mexico
Piedra Parada , Mun. de Tatatila, Veracruz, Mexico
An absolutely stunning example of amethyst on calcite from Piedra Parada, Vera Cruz, Mexico! This specimen features a grouping of dark purple amethyst crystals on calcite. It is rare to find the amethyst on crystallized calcite from Piedra Parada, but I was fortunate enough to get a good batch of them recently. The amethyst has very high luster and clarity, and some are doubly-terminated. The arrangement is highly aesthetic and the specimen shows no significant damage. Blake Barnett photo.